The Enigma Strain by Nick Thacker

The Enigma Strain by  Nick Thacker

The Enigma Strain

The Enigma Strain

A bomb goes off at Yellowstone National Park, and releases some sort of deadly virus into the air. Harvey Bennett realizes that it wasn’t the only bomb, and he must find it before it causes a nation-killing eruption and extinction.

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Nick Thacker is an author of fiction (thrillers, action/adventure, etc.) novels and nonfiction books. His first novel, The Golden Crystal, was published in 2013 by Turtleshell Press, and his second, The Depths, was published in 2014.

He lives in a cabin on a mountain in Colorado with his wife, two dogs, and a tortoise, and enjoys skiing, brewing beer, golfing, and of course writing. Read more about Nick (and learn about the writing and self-publishing world) at his blog,


By Amazon Customer on April 22, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

(NOTE: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review)

The book was by far one of the best I have read this year. From the moment you pick it up, this book demands your full attention. The story plot was solid and steady (never once did I fall into a moment where the book actually felt like work to read), the characters were well thought out and took on a life of their own in the story, and the author clearly did his research. There is nothing that turns me off more from a story then an author who has no knowledge on the subject they are writing about. The last time I felt like this about a book was probably when I read Hot Zone by Richard Preston in high school.
I may have received this book for free but I will be looking into more books by this author and telling all my Biology major friends that this should be the next one they read on their book list.

By A.Savage on April 8, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

I only started this book yesterday and already finished it this morning. I found it engaging and entirely believable. He’s clearly done his research on Yellowstone and it being a ‘super volcano’ is entirely true. What a concept…..bioterrorism set at the site of a super volcano. Scary stuff! Character development was well done. You loved the good guys, disliked the bad guys and discovered that some who you thought were good were not and vice versa. If your a suspense and thriller fan, you won’t go wrong here.

Note: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I will gladly, however, buy future works by this author.

By donald g simpson on April 11, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

This book was so well presented that I read it in a little over three days. The story line never faulters – never slows down – never loses you even as it weaves characters in and out with purpose. If you like to read stories with believable themes of bio-terrorism and business intrigue, you have found one which is a must-read. My only question is…when will we see it as a movie?

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Format: Kindle Edition

I received this book via StoryCartel to give an honest review.

When I read the blurb to this I was all for the book. I figured it was going to a whole lot of action and devastation being as this is some type of virus that can kill people. For me it really lacked on it. We start off with an expedition that happened oh so many years ago and no one knew what happened. We learn that what the expedition uncovered is something that caused them their lives. Fast forward a bit to the present a new team of people want to find this expedition and caves around Yellowstone. What they find cost them their lives as well but not from what you think.
After that we are now where we meet Ben who works as a park ranger, as he is going about his normal and daily routine something unexpected happens at Yellowstone. This leads to the Earth opening, a death cloud above and now with the help of a CDC worker Julie a race against time to figure out who has caused this and can it be stopped.
When Ben makes it is mission to figure out what is going on with the help of Julie there is a whole lot of putting the puzzle together which I thought was good. You don’t want to know what the bad guys main objective is right away.
Though for me there didn’t seem to be too much focus on the deaths and how the world was reacting. You would think that we would get maybe a few pages to even possibly a chapter on how the world was reacting to the news of this happening. We just seemed to have gotten a touch and it wasn’t enough.
I did like how Ben and Julie never gave up on trying to put the puzzle together even though at times it seemed information was not getting to them because of the bad guys. It is scary to know that people knew about this and they are higher up in the so call food chain of things.Read more ›

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